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Windows 8 upgrade plans detailed

Posted on Friday, June 29 2012 @ 21:35:02 CEST by


ZDNet reveals the Windows 8 upgrade path details, you can read the full details over here on how you can upgrade to the new operating system from Windows XP, Vista and 7.
  • Users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 (the name of the entry-level consumer version of the operating system) from Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows 7 Home Premium while maintaining their existing Windows settings, personal files and applications.
  • Users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro from Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate while maintaining their existing Windows settings, personal files and applications.
  • Users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Enterprise (available to volume licensees with Software Assurance contracts only) from Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Enterprise while maintaining their existing Windows settings, personal files and applications.
  • Users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows Vista (without SP1 installed) but only personal files (meaning data only) will be maintained. If upgrading from Vista with SP1, personal data and system settings will be maintained.
  • Users will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 from Windows XP with Service Pack 3 or higher but only personal files/data only will be maintained.




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    Re: Windows 8 upgrade plans detailed
    by Anonymous on Sunday, July 01 2012 @ 21:49:12 CEST
    Users using Windows 7 can keep their existing OS and have a better desktop experience, rather than using the cartoonish interface of Windows 8.



     

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